GLS Netherlands supports Heppie Hotel

News 29/03/2017

Heppie holidays are offered to socially isolated children and youngsters. During these holidays the children can be child again and gather valuable experience. GLS now sponsors the Heppie activities of the foundation ‘Het Vergeten Kind’, helping both financially and as a transport partner.

60,000 children in the Netherlands experience ongoing trouble and traumatic experiences in their environment. Through activities in the Hotel Heppie they get a chance to have a holiday or weekend where everything revolves around positive attention, playing games and having fun.

As a new sponsor, GLS contributes to activities and excursions - about 50 per year - by bearing the expenses of the coach tours. GLS also provides free transportation for all the important equipment to their destination – for instance toys and furniture.

Sustainable support

Why is GLS involved? GLS recognises its responsibility to invest in the future of society and to open up new perspectives for people.

During the Heppie holidays, year on year, around 1,800 children and young people are looked after by 600 selected and trained volunteers.

The picture shows Joep Verboeket, General Manager of the foundation „Het Vergeten Kind“, and Milo Kars, General Manager of GLS Netherlands signing the sponsorship agreement.